Keynote lecturers and speakers 2019

Please note lectures may be subject to change

Keynote lecturers

Denis Browne Gold Medal

Pat DonahoePatricia K. Donahoe, M.D.

Marshall K. Bartlett Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Director, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories, Pediatric Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital

Denis Browne Gold Medal Presenter

Desmond Browne QC

Joint Head of 5RB, a set of chambers specialising in media law


Royal College of Surgeon’s Presidential Address

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson
Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Co-Director of the Children’s Policy Research Unit.


Hugh Greenwood Lecturer

Kokila Lakhoo

Professor Kokila Lakhoo

Consultant paediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford and the University of Oxford.


Journal of Pediatric Surgery State of the Art Lecture

Todd Ponsky

Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital, USA

Karl Storz Urology Lecture

John Gearhart

The Ladder of Learning in Bladder Exstrophy: The Changing Landscape

Professor John Gearhart

Director of Pediatric Urology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center


Karl Storz State of the Art Lecture

Modern Techniques in Laparoscopic Surgery – see better, treat better
Professor Dr. Dr. med. Thomas Carus FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Health economist

Chief physician – Asklepios Westklinikum, Hamburg, Germany